I’m Lisa. I go by she/hers pronouns. Cats are fine but I prefer dogs. 😉
I could tell you my story, but I’d rather hear yours.
What I do
I call myself a therapist, yet really what I do is serve as witness to change. I work to understand my clients deeply, and reflect back what I learn, so that they can understand themselves in new ways. I’m registered with the State of California as an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor and am working under a fully licensed supervisor until I meet all requirements to become fully licensed myself.
My clinical background
I’ve been practicing psychotherapy for about three years. I meet with clients on Zoom. I was trained to do teletherapy starting in 2019, even before the pandemic. I chose to become a clinical counselor, rather than a marriage and family therapist, because of the focus on individual empowerment that’s integrated within the profession of clinical counseling. You can read more about my approach here.
My strengths are working with adults who feel stuck, overwhelmed, unappreciated, frustrated, or lost.
I also love being part of the trajectory for someone who simply feels like it’s a time for change and wants to discover new ways of living more authentically, who knows that life offers more than what they’re currently experiencing and is ready to find out what that’s like.
If you think perhaps I could become part of your story for a time, as you work on the parts of life that are currently holding you back, please reach out.
Lisa Wenninger, MA, NCC®, APCC
- Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor #9795, supervised by Rochelle Edwards, LMFT
- National Certified Counselor™
- Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Northwestern University (CACREP accredited)
- Clinical Counselor Trainee at CIP from 1/2020 to 7/2021
- Currently second-year doctoral student in Counselor Education and Supervision